The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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Creativity in the Classroom

BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

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We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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Become part of our community

If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

Enjoy friendship, inspiration, and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating
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Latest News

9/18/2017 2:01:30 PM
Inspiring Words. A free festival of reading and writing. Between September 19 and 24 (six days!), a multitude of free reading and writing activities will take place at various locations and are all part of the Word Vancouver festival. The … Continue reading
9/14/2017 6:38:51 PM
Anita Miettunen will be at UBC Bookstore reading from her new kids’ book, Big Blue Forever: The Story of Canada’s Largest Blue Whale Skeleton: Date & Time:  Saturday, September 16 from 1:00 to 1:30 pm Location:  UBC Bookstore, 6200 University Blvd. … Continue reading
9/7/2017 2:26:55 PM
Come join Suzanne de Montigny and friends for an evening of reading and music (and a gift) at the launch of her latest teen novel, Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies — based on a true story. Wednesday, September 13th, … Continue reading
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